100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 15-16, 1909

That the alleged last will and testament of the late James W. Young,

now being contested, is a forgery was the statement made by County

Clerk Frank Saling and Charles Marsh of the Hartman Abstract company on

the witness stand yesterday afternoon. Both men are supposed to have

been familiar with the writing of Young for a number of years, and

aside from that Marsh is regarded as a handwriting expert. Both of

these witnesses experienced no difficulty in picking out every bit of

Young's writing that was handed them for identification, and they had

no hesitancy in declaring that this document, as well as the two

preceding ones, was spurious. L.A. Shallenberger of Weston was one of

the witnesses placed on the stand yesterday, his testimony being

identical with that given at the previous trials. He told of being in

his store at Weston on the day the mysterious "second will" appeared,

and of seeing Mabel Warner drop an envelope similar in size and color

to the one in which about an hour later she professed to have

discovered the "will" while looking through a box of papers belonging

to the Young estate.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 15-16, 1959

A Senate judiciary subcommittee gave speedy approval Monday to

nomination of John F. Kilkenny, Pendleton, to be U.S. district judge of

Oregon. In a hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes, Sen. James

Eastland heard Sens. Richard L. Neuberger, Wayne Morse and Rep. Walter

Norblad appear on Kilkenny's behalf. Norblad stressed the need for

prompt approval due to the heavy work load on the present Oregon judges

since the retirement in January of Judge Claude McCullough. Morse

called him "a lawyer of unquestioned integrity" whose appointment is "a

matter of pride to the citizens of my state."


25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 15-16, 1984

Michelle Murray isn't exactly Houdini. She should have been Wednesday,

though, when son Jim, 14, told her to stick out her arm because he

wanted to show her something. Then he slapped one end of a pair of

surplus Army handcuffs on her. Jim claims he thought he had the cuffs

set in the "lock" position so they wouldn't close. Trouble is, Jim

didn't have the key. He'd borrowed the cuffs from his friend Jonathan

Bush. And to make matters worse, Michelle was on her way out the door

to work at the Babe Ruth concession stand. Jonathan wasn't at home, and

a police officer tried his key and failed. Husband Lynn tried to pick

the lock, and then got out the hacksaw, but Michelle decided she needed

to get to the ballpark. Luckily, shortly after arriving, Jonathan was

spotted, and he just happened to have the key. But the lock-picking

attempt had damaged the lock, and it took some time for Jonathan to get

the cuffs off. Finally, it was over - until the next morning, when

4-year-old son Ryan got the cuffs stuck on his ankle. That time Lynn

used the saw.

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